A Brief


Our Founder and Principal James Huish has a tremendous amount of experience in Theatre and Youth Theatre. James is a veteran performer himself and a Musical Theatre Director and Producer. James was teaching in many large Theatre Schools in the UK before he eventually opened his own school in the UK which continues to grow.

After moving from London to Northern Ireland James saw a need for a Youth Theatre School here to give children a taste of what it was like to perform in a professional production in a professional environment.

James went on to open a series of schools in many locations around Northern Ireland. Under his artistic direction, the school quickly became the largest youth and children’s theatre school on the island of Ireland.

Meet our wonderful team

James Huish

Principal, Founder & Director

Kenneth Avery-Clark

Principal & Co-Founder of AMTA

Clare Donnelly

Education Dev. Co-ordinator

Kelly Brown

Acting & Rep Instructor

Sarah Collyer

Head of Dance & Choreographer

Cillian Donaghy

Head of Voice

Faith Garrett

Little Academy Leader

Edel Scanlon

Fitness & Health Instructor

Tony Young

Assistant Artistic Director
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